The first full-scale Hyperloop test track in the world, unveiled with these first public images of Development Loop, or DevLoop.
Hyperloop One has revealed the 500-meter-long (1,640 feet) DevLoop ready for its first trial in the first half of this year. Located in the Nevada desert, 30 minutes from Las Vegas.
The first and only full-scale Hyperloop test track in the world has been hiding in plain sight–if you know which Nevada highway to drive down. The white steel tube is hard to miss from the roadside.
The one-million-kilogram structure is nearly complete. The last few tube sections are being craned into place and welded, the vacuum pump is operational and installation of the track, linear motor and autonomous control systems are well underway.
“It’s not going to be a long trip for our test pod, maybe 10 or 20 seconds at most. But you know what they say about a small step for man. Once the first brand new mode of transportation in more than 100 years makes its maiden run, this stretch of scrubby Nevada desert (empty except for the tortoise friends we’ve adopted over the last few months) will stake a claim as a future national historic site.”
Images credit Hyperloop One
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